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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, service, pleasure music, really beautiful place. I recommend for everybody! Σας ευχαριστώ για μια υπέροχη βραδιά

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Wow!! Fantastic fresh cooked food.. traditional with brilliant service. Can’t wait to go back. Service was great and wine was amazing

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

What a little gem is this. If you read the review of Alain c you would think the worse. Yes there are cats, dogs and chicken walking around but I prefer them in fun and cleanlyness over a lot of tourists. The food and atmosphere...is what you would expect of a restaurant like this. Pure and delicious. Great wines from the property and tsipouro. Food is really fresh and authentic .No cutting corners there in contrary to 80 % of the restaurants in ZakynthosMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023 via mobile

Came here based on Tripadvisor reviews and although the food was ok we wouldn't come back. We parked on one of the roads in the town and glad we didn't chance the dirt track (with metal bits sticking out with the car) to their car...park. Location is stunning as you walk down to the taverna and in essence it is a nice location. Our table wasn't great as two of the chairs are literally in the shrubbery. Service was fairly quick to get good out, no smiles just matter of facts. Best food was the mushrooms, pork, aubergine (with mince) and meat balls. Didn't really like the mixed local cheeses or eggs with tomatoes and slices of processed beef. We would have given it 3.5 stars or 4 had I not had to ask 3 times for the bill. I ended up going inside so they actually did it.. not great when you have 2 children, no drinks left and are just sat there for 20 minutes waiting. If you are seeking a great location, rustic experience, happy to drive and friendly service look up 'To Pirounaki' it was far superior.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with authentic Greek food. We have visited this restaurant two times in our visit of Zakynthos island. This is a family owned and family driven restaurant with local ingredients. It is located in a farm surrounded by wine yards, nice view and...amazing owner.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Ampelostrates is a return to the place in history when time was measured in seasons. If you can’t find the beauty of eating at a table in the yard with playful kittens scrambling among chickens and well mannered dogs that roam about, then this utopia...is not for you. Finding Ampelostrates is the first reward. It is easy to miss. The adventure begins with the road less traveled through the alleys and vineyard. The journey can intimidate the less adventurous. And the black chicken that greets you may disarm your expectations for the limited fare that you will find on the menu. But don’t be fooled. The rustic charm of Ampelostrates is exceeded by the quality of the food and the authenticity of the charming people running this one-in-a-million eatery. The food and the wine are cottage industry craft and high quality. Even if you are not hungry, you must experience this time warp paradox where their wine is truly among the best you will find made on Zakynthos. The family’s winemaking is led by Alecko who has studied oenology at the university in Athens. Alecko’s father, Adonis, whose name must be derived from the beauty of his soul and soft Greek spirit, and his mother, Mika, an artist with a warm smile, whose paintings adorn the walls, have nurtured creativity at every turn in their paradise as well as in their sons. Mika’s mother taught her the love of cooking. And it shows in the food. Their recipes are traditional but taken to a new level where flavor is king. They serve the best Spinach pie and Zucchini salad. If you are truly lucky, you may be able to order the rare cheese stuffed Zucchini blossoms! Giannis, the other son, is university educated and is an accomplished film maker when he is not waiting tables and serving you the family’s best recipes. Make sure to get to know him! Hopefully, when you are there, the layers of the Ampelostrates experience may include the timeless music of Jim Morrison & the Doors, or Pink Floyd singing their signature song “Time” while confusing you to wonder if you have left this life? Or maybe you have fallen into the rabbit hole on an Alice-In-Wonderland moment with this gastronomic and sensory experience where time has been warped so beautifully! If your soul is truly alive, you will be forever changed.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Tasty dishes but very small portions. Waiter was sarcastic when I commented on the size and quality of a specific dish. Seems that they do not listen to what the customers have to say to improve their quality and service.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

The best traditional Greek dinning experience of the entire trip. We ordered lots of different small plates and shared between the 8 of us. Highlights were the eggs in tomato with sutzuki, drunken mushrooms, meatballs and the rabbit. Best value for money and flavours. We’ve...been several times over the years and it’s always fantastic. Their own wine is equally good.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

We came here due to the recommendation of our travel guide and Google. We are very happy that we followed these. There are only four wines (1 white, 1 rose, 2 red) but each of those was extremely nice. The food was great, everything is...served into the middle of the table, everybody can take a bite. Ask for recommendations. E.g. We got a smaller mixed plate of the three cheese dishes on the menu, so we were able to taste all of them. You should like dogs, cats and chicken if you visit this place. 😎More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

Excellent food Interesting variety in many flavors with local products The service is very kind and hospitable A family and relaxing environment I highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is open even after most restaurants closed earlier in October/September. They serve Greek Meze, that are really delicious and made from good, local products. Their house wine is quite solid in comparison to other restaurants on Zakynthos. But be aware cats and dogs...are watching you eating. Especially the dog begging for food can be somewhat annoying.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020

As authentic as it gets! Simple yet delicious dishes based on locally grown ingredients. Everything from the salads to the meat dishes was worth tasting.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Atmospheric place,great food in small plates but full of taste,very good wine,logical prices!a place to be for those who believe that in simplicity lies the beauty of life!blessed to have been there, looking forward to return!!enjoy!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2019

Ampelostrates is a tavern worth visiting since it is really special located next to a vineyard.Tables are within the trees and in the field there were chicken, roosters etc. Food was good.Taste the fresh gourgette salad,tsigaridopita and definately try the roze bottled wine that is...of their own production.It is sooo good!!!! Portions could be bigger or for meat they could include side addings. You feel so in nature so i would recommend visiting Ampelostrates at least once!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019

What a fabulous find. A wonderful atmospheric Greek gem. A truly wonderful evening spent two weeks back whilst on holiday in Zakynthos with my wife. The restaurant is located within a farm yard surrounded by fields and old outbuildings set up on two levels. Protected...from the fierce heat by fig trees and other mature trees which the chicken would sit happily in. Janiss and the family were wonderful hosts, attentive and fun. The food which was not typically Greek was divine and the homemade wine was totally drinkable. The music kept the atmosphere going. What a place. Long may it continue and the secret of a heavenly dining experience is at Ampelostrates somewhere. Ps Gushed about the place all night. Not done that before.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5